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17 October, 2017

Russia 17, Marking the Centenary of the Russian Revolution: Peter Donohoe (piano)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

World renowned pianist Peter Donohoe takes us on a journey of eighty years of virtuoso Russian music in a programme juxtaposing the brooding expressivity of Scriabin and Rachmaninov with the acerbic yet lyrical Stravinsky, the burning fervour of Prokofiev and more contemplative Shostakovich before culminating with Mussorgsky’s gargantuan Pictures at an Exhibition.

Rwsia 17: Datganiad Piano gan Peter Donohoe

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

Ar ôl ei lwyddiant ysgubol yng Nghystadleuaeth Rhyngwladol Tchaikovsky yn 1982 yn Moscow, mae Peter Donohoe wedi ennill ei le fel un o bianyddion mwyaf nodedig ein cyfnod. Mae’n arbenigwr ar gerddoriaeth Rwsia, ac mae ei recordiadau o Rachmaninov, o holl weithiau piano Scriabin a holl Sonatau Prokofiev, yn ogystal â llawer gwaith arall gan Shostakovich a Stravinsky wedi ennill bri rhyngwladol iddo.

27 October, 2017

Jennifer Cook and Hsiang Tu perform Christopher Kies (songs), Poulenc and Liszt

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Jenni Cook enjoys an active performing career and has sung opera, oratorios and recitals across the United States, in Austria, Brazil, England and Germany.  Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Hsiang Tu debuted in New York at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center as the winner of the Juilliard School Concerto Competition in 2004, and he returned to the same venue in 2013 as a soloist with the World Civic Orchestra. The New York Times has praised the “eloquent sensitivity” in his performances.

29 October, 2017

Music and the Animal Kingdom: Hsiang Tu (piano), Julian Carter, Principal Conservator (Natural Sciences)

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

We are inspired by the natural world in many ways. Within the walls of the museum, amongst the millions of specimens that form the natural science collections, is found a part of that wonder. These collections tell many stories, both scientific and culturally, and during this performance we will visit some of those stories and reveal some of the inspirational animal specimens in the care and conservation of the museum.

4 November, 2017

Jazz at the University: Huw Warren and Friends - More Tails for Wales

7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

As one of the most high profile Welsh jazz musicians, Warren has always been interested in taking inspiration from both his Gower upbringing and his current domicile in the heart of Snowdonia. More Tails for Wales is the latest in a long line of projects that reflect this, including Duw Y Wyr (Welsh Hymns with Lleuwen Steffan from 2004) and Do Not Go Gentle (A Dylan Thomas suite from the DT100 festival of 2015).

Jazz yn y Brifysgol: Huw Warren – More Tails for Wales

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

Mewn perfformiad cyntaf unigryw yn y gyfres Jazz yn y Brifysgol mae’r cyfansoddwr/pianydd blaengar Huw Warren yn cyflwyno prosiect newydd o gerddoriaeth wreiddiol gyda’i gyd-weithwyr hirsefydlog Ballamy, Watts a France. Bu Tails for Wales ar daith trwy Gymru yn 2014 (gyda Mark Lockhart a Maria Lamburn) ac ar y daith perfformiwyd gerddoriaeth newydd cysylltiedig â Chymru.

5 November, 2017

Cofio’r Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf: Gwrthdaro a Chreadigrwydd: Battle of Ancre Cerddorfa Siambr Prifysgol Caerdydd

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Ffilmiwyd The Battle of the Ancre rhwng mis Medi a mis Tachwedd 1916 a cheir ynddo am y tro cyntaf hen ffilm o danciau a ddefnyddiwyd ar flaen y gâd. Rhwng y dilyniannau o’r frwydr dangoswyd i gynulleidfaoedd agweddau mwy dynol y rhyfel wrth i’r “Tommies” Prydeinig gael eu gweld yn sefyll mewn rhesi i dderbyn llythyrau, dognau o fwyd ac yn cymysgu gyda’r carcharorion Almaenaidd. Bu llwyddiant masnachol y ffilm yn ystod y tri mis cyntaf yn uwch nag i’w raglflaenydd The Battle of the Somme oherwydd bod yr hen ffilm o danciau heb erioed gael ei weld o’r blaen.

Commemorating World War I: Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra accompany the film of the Battle of the Ancre

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

As part of the Commemorating World War I: Conflict and Creativity series, curated by Dr Monika Hennemann and Dr Clair Rowden, this screening of the film of the Battle of the Ancre follows the screening of the film of the Battle of the Somme in November 2016.  Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra under conductor Andrea Quinn will perform the orchestral score written by Laura Rossi to accompany the film of the Battle of the Ancre.

14 November, 2017

Look Who's Praying: Landing Mané

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

This Jamo Jamo Arts performance reaches beyond the 1960s program of secularization (or “demystification” initially led by Sekou Touré’s socialist government in Guinea) into the regional spiritual forms that were adapted for stage performance, many of which are still performed in healing rituals in community settings.

“Look Who’s Praying” Landing Mané

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

Daw Landing Mané o Senegal Gorllewin Affrica ac ef yw sylfaenydd a chyfarwyddwr Jamo Jamo Arts. Ef hefyd yw Cyfarwyddwr Lanyi, Ensemble Gorllewin Affrica yr Ysgol Cerddoriaeth. Mae ef gydag enw rhyngwladol fel dawnsiwr ond mae hefyd yn chwaraewr talentog ar offerynnau taro a sawl offeryn o’i fro enedigol. Fe’i addysgwyd yn y dulliau gwerin o berfformio a ddatblygwyd gan grwpiau Ffrengig eu hiaith yng Ngorllewin Affrica, mewn arddull a ddisgrifwyd fel “bale Affricanaidd.”

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